Being the official gemstone of Aries, the star sign and the month of April, the diamond has a rich history. It represents the days between March 21st and April 20th. If you are searching for April birth stone fashion jewelry professionals can help you to find an item that you are suited to.
Taken from the Greek language to express its strength, this gem is known as ‘Adamas’. Located all around the world and with mining still active, the most common come from America, Russia and even Australia. The most recognizable coloring is white, or with none, although other shades can sometimes be found. These are a rarity and as such are highly priced and highly sought after.
Before it can be extracted from the earth, deep activity under the ground pushes the gem up volcanic pipes. The legends began when it had reached the surface and been discovered. Romans used this, allegedly, for the purpose of courage and luck during battle by attaching it to their arm. Medieval people used to use it as a way to ward off illness in their family, especially fatal diseases like the plague.
The wearer is said to attain balance, clarity and abundance. Symbolically it is used to enhance relationships and develop strength within oneself. It promotes protection against hard times which is linked to the properties of the gem itself.
Diamonds can be used to cut through any substance, although only it can cut itself. It is widely known for its strength and is considered the strongest of all carbon based matter. For this reason the cost of the gem means it is only ever purchased by the rich or for a special moment, such as a proposal. In order to extract the gem, a piece of diamond must be used against the hard exterior.
The gem has an unfortunate history of violence due to its stature amongst certain communities. A film made regarding the blood diamond incident won several awards and was commended for its promotion of the gem. Still highly regarded, it is liked most for its attractive appearance and remarkable strength.
It has always been a gem of interest for a variety of reasons and therefore has always been expensive. If you are trying to locate April birth stone fashion jewelry, an expert will be able to help you find the perfect item for your collection. All advice and information is within your reach locally or can be accessed online.